Satyam, Arvind Institute of Marxist Studies, Lucknow


Veteran Communist Revolutionary Leader, Theoretician and Historian Comrade Suniti Kumar Ghosh died  night in Kolkata. He was 94.


Comrade Ghosh was one of the last living members of the leadership of the communist revolutionary movement which started with the Naxalbari peasant uprising. He was a member of the leading team of the All India Coordination Committee of Communist Revolutionaries (AICCCR) formed in 1968 and member of the first central committee of the Communist Party of India (ML) formed in



When the Central Organising Committee (COC), CPI (ML) was formed in 1974 with the aim of reorganising the movement after the death of Charu Majumdar, Com. Ghosh was a part of its leadership. He remained associated with political activities for some time after the COC was dissolved in 1977. After this he devoted his attention to theoretical writing and compilation of documents of the history of communist revolutionary movement. Collection of important articles from ‘Liberation’ was published as the ‘Liberation Anthology’ in two volumes under his editorship.


His book on the Indian capitalist class ‘ The Indian big bourgeoisie: its genesis, growth, and character’ is very well known. His essay on the history of constitution building and its nature ‘ The Indian Constitution and Its Review’ and another essay ‘Development Planning in India: Lumpen-development and Imperialism’ were published by the Research Unit for Political Economy.


His book on the nationality question ‘India’s Nationality Question and the Ruling Classes’, ‘The Himalayan Adventure: India-China War of 1962 – Causes and Consequences’, ‘Naxalbari: Before and After: Reminiscences and Appraisal’, ‘India and the Raj, 1919-1947: glory, shame, and bondage’ are some of his other important writings. He wrote several pamphlets and important articles in national and international Marxist journals.


Com. Suniti Kumar Ghosh remained committed to Marxism-Leninism till his last breath and always tried to defend its revolutionary content. He was grappling with the problems and concerns of the rebuilding of the communist revolutionary movement in India. We give our revolutionary salute to this veteran fighter of the Indian proletariat and offer our heartiest tributes.

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